Wanna frame your awesome pics for super cheap?
Thrifting is one of my favorite hobbies-good for the environment, good for your wallet. Today’s project involved framing some of my many, many, many (did I say many?) photographs. I started out with some $1.99 picture frames (picture 1) from the thrift store and got a roll of drawer liner paper there as well (picture 2), also just $1.99.
This project is super simple as the drawer liner paper already has a sticky side. Just take the cardboard back from the frame and place the drawer lining paper on the side that will be facing forward in the frame (picture 3). You can also use wrapping paper, just use a glue stick to adhere the paper to the front of the mat. Use an X-acto knife to trim the edges (picture 4) and voila, you have the perfectly matted picture frame of your dreams. To customize it even further, spray paint your mismatched frames for a cohesive look.
You can change the mat in the frame any time you want, just put the next layer of paper right over the old one or carefully peel off the drawer liner paper. It’s as easy at that!
Tip: If your pictures don’t stay in place in the frame, use a small piece of tape doubled over or a small piece of clear museum putty (available on Amazon.com) on the back of the pic to keep it from sliding down when you hang it.